dealsroku 2 xs 1080p hd streaming video player w/ wi…

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"we cannot guarantee delivery before December 25th"

lolwut

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@rprebel: Not very confidence-inspiring, that's for sure.

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The Roku 3 is out now so expect more similar deals in the future.

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@rprebel: Yeah, not sure I can up-vote a deal that can't guarantee that they will get the item to me in 8 months.. I mean, I know Ben's takes 2-3 months to ship (last Roku I bought from them took 3), but.. 8 months is where I really draw a line.

Not really a deal, because in 8 months this will be the standard price at Wal-mart for new ones.

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@artimid: Three months? What is this, dailysteals?

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@rprebel: Actually, Bens Outlet is 1saleaday and several others, and the box comes loaded with various company names that 1saleaday runs.

Not sure dailysteals is one of them, but heck.. who knows?

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As mentioned, the Roku 3 is out now, so expect these to be had as refurbs for $45 within 60 days. 1Saleaday just had the XS a couple of days ago for $5 less as well. 6 weeks ago, this was a good price. Today, not so much unless you just can't wait. That's my 2 cents anyway.

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Condition: Factory Refurbished

I ordered from Ben's before and got crap for what I bought... but at least this is a name brand that's reliable.

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At my local target, they have clearance Roku XS with Angry Birds for 49 dollars. Just something to think about.

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Why wouldn't you spend just another $20-30 more and get a Wi-Fi Blu-ray player?

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I'm tempted, but will wait instead for a bit of a price drop on the Roku 3 -- I want the 5GHz-band 802.11n.

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@pleepleus: For me, the Roku interface absolutely blows away any wifi blu-ray player I've ever used. I love the Roku interface.

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@pleepleus: The software interface. Heck, for startup time alone. I already had a network-enabled blu-ray player when I bought my Roku. I now use the Roku exclusively. The Roku sleeps in under 2W of electricity automatically and wakes instantly with one button press and ready to use.

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@pleepleus: What they said. I have a first generation Roku, and the UI is much faster and better.

All it lacks is a supported Youtube app. There are third-party work-arounds, but the ones I've seen require the use of a computer on your network.

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I can understand that. Sony's text entry capability is enough to make me want to throw my remote out the window. Thanks for the feedback, I wasn't trying to be facetious.

I had a HTIB BD player from Sony that is having issues, so I got a WiFi BD player. I was shocked at how fast it boots. I'm sure there's some energy drain as a result, but this thing makes the BD players of 2 years ago look like dinosaurs. Love technology!

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Extra $2 off for coupon code "MARCHMADNESS". For whatever that's worth (about $2 I guess.)

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As much as I want this, I like the dedicated Netflix and Pandora buttons on the XD remote.

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I had the early child Roku that worked just great for an adopted kid, but I would like to trade him in for a newer model, but will not spend the money on someone who does not do his chores on his own. So I will stick with the little Willie!